Kill la Kill Liveblog Chat Thingy

How to participate in the liveblog chat:

Option 1: Whenever you watch the episode, comment on this post as you watch with whatever responses you feel like posting!

Option 2: Go to http://webchat.freenode.net/. Enter a nickname, then for the Channels field enter ##rabbitcube, and finally fill in the Captcha and hit Connect! We’ll be watching the episode and commenting there starting at 2:00 p.m. EST.

I will probably not be able to attend since I’m going to a D.C. Bronies meetup. If I don’t make it, please go ahead and have it without me, and copypasta the results in the comments. Whenever I do get around to watching it, I’ll update this post with livebloggery.

Chatlog below the cut!

[02:27] <Froborr> Okay, finally starting ep 7.
[02:28] <Froborr> Deep-fried assorted objects. Huh.
[02:28] <Froborr> Oh no, her quasi-adoptive pseudo-family is going to sexually harrass her, araen’t they?
[02:29] <Froborr> Yep.
[02:29] <Froborr> Because that’s funny, as opposed to absolutely freaking horrifying.
[02:29] <Froborr> Can Mako and her entire family please die in a fire, like, seven episodes ago?
[02:30] <Froborr> Knife. Throwing. Club. Wat.
[02:31] <Froborr> What is a Nanjing Lil–wait.
[02:31] <Froborr> No.
[02:32] <Froborr> Did they just make the RAPE OF NANKING into a weird joke?
[02:32] <Froborr> Fuck this show.
[02:33] <Froborr> …okay, starting a fight club is actually kinda clever, except of course it’ll never be approved.
[02:33] <Froborr> Oh, they’re addressing that.
[02:33] <Froborr> Satsuki continues to be 10,000x better than the show she’s stuck in.
[02:34] <Froborr> Yes, drown her n paperwork! This episode suddenly got much better.
[02:34] <Froborr> Wait, no, and then it turned shitty, because Mako is going to have a significant role.
[02:35] <Froborr> …was that mutant frog people club? I think my high school had one of those.
[02:35] <Froborr> Wait, no, I’m getting it confused with Sunnydale again.
[02:37] <Froborr> So, what happens to utterly destroy their new life?
[02:40] <Froborr> Ah, of course, it’s one of those episodes where trying to rise above your station leads to misery. Because stations are a thing people have.
[02:41] <Froborr> Okay, the dog living the high life made me chuckle.
[02:42] <Froborr> Ah, so Satsuki’s scheme is for their success to corrupt them.
[02:42] <Froborr> Boo on Ryuko missing the peeping, that’s bullshit.
[02:46] <Froborr> Yes yes, seeking power within a corrupt system inherently means accepting that corruption.
[02:47] <Froborr> Huh, I just realized I don’t hate Mako nearly as much in this fight sequence as I do normally.
[02:50] <Froborr> So, that episode was a thing that happened.
[02:51] <Froborr> And so Ryuko condemned a family to poverty so crushing they can’t even afford real meat. What a happy ending.
[02:52] <Froborr> Hmm, a plot development? Satsuki’s been using Ryuko, eh? No surprise there.

[02:52] <Froborr> Final thought: Nowhere near as bad as I feared. Around the middle of the road for this show. Still not impressed with the series.

0 thoughts on “Kill la Kill Liveblog Chat Thingy

  1. Part 1:

    [12:59] @Sylocat So, just me today, huh?
    [13:00] @Sylocat Oh all right… I'll try and make it interesting
    [13:00] @Sylocat Click
    [13:00] @Sylocat Ah yes, this is the Mako's Family episode?
    [13:00] @Sylocat Yum
    [13:00] @Sylocat Oh wow… real gourmet stuff here
    [13:00] @Sylocat Oh yeesh, they're going to spy on her in the bath?
    [13:01] @Sylocat Yes, “lively dinners”
    [13:01] @Sylocat Yeah, but not with THIS family
    [13:01] @Sylocat Wow, she cut them off early rather than dragging it out? Nice
    [13:01] @Sylocat More of this action, please
    [13:03] @Sylocat Ah, a challenge? While eating?
    [13:03] @Sylocat Because of course there's a knife throwing club
    [13:03] @Sylocat Ah, she got a free Life Fiber
    [13:04] @Sylocat “Nanjing Lily club?” What does that even…
    [13:04] @Sylocat “Tightrope Walking club”
    [13:04] @Sylocat Ah, this is the mid-game tutoial level where…
    [13:04] @Sylocat She split up the acrobatics club?
    [13:04] @Sylocat Oh yikes…
    [13:04] @Sylocat Dat symbolism
    [13:04] @Sylocat AHAHAH
    [13:04] @Sylocat “Fight Club””
    [13:05] @Sylocat And the first rule of Fight Club is…
    [13:05] @Sylocat Wait, who's she gonna give the uniform to?
    [13:05] @Sylocat Oh, don't tell me Satsuki approves… yes, yes she does
    [13:05] @Sylocat “Spill the beans?” I've already forgotten what beans those are
    [13:06] @Sylocat Ahahah… paperwork
    [13:06] @Sylocat Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork, paperwork
    [13:06] @Sylocat Who's she gonna delegate that too
    [13:06] @Sylocat Ah, Mako gets the slot
    [13:07] @Sylocat Yikes, this is uncharacteristically sadistic of Ryuko
    [13:07] @Sylocat Wait, which club is she fighting? I missed it
    [13:07] @Sylocat Be-sasson?
    [13:07] @Sylocat I've got a lot of Foofling to do after this episode
    [13:07] @Sylocat Clay psychokinesis
    [13:07] @Sylocat Earthbending, you mean?
    [13:08] @Sylocat Wow… Mako moved up in the world
    [13:08] @Sylocat I wonder if this is a permanent change
    [13:08] @Sylocat I never thought I'd feel sorry for Mako's family, but jeez, they've been living like hell
    [13:09] @Sylocat Ew
    [13:09] @Sylocat Go back to deep frying mystery ingredients
    [13:09] @Sylocat But seriously, I'm going to feel sorry for them when the status quo is reset at the end of the episode
    [13:09] @Sylocat Ooh, impromptu bungee jumping
    [13:10] @Sylocat So, Mako does all the paperwork, while Ryuko does the fighting for her?
    [13:10] @Sylocat I suppose that suits both of them fine
    [13:10] @Sylocat Ping-pong club, Origami club
    [13:10] @Sylocat This has more martial arts styles than Ranma 1/2
    [13:10] @Sylocat Where's the tea ceremony club?
    [13:11] @Sylocat Wait, they're getting bored with it?
    [13:11] @Sylocat ah, that's the issue
    [13:11] @Sylocat This is surprisingly dark stuff for this show

  2. Part 2:

    [13:11] @Sylocat Wow
    [13:12] @Sylocat This is… kinda scary
    [13:12] @Sylocat Ouch
    [13:12] @Sylocat Right, a “good, clean fight” at this academy
    [13:13] @Sylocat Oh yikes… this is horrifying
    [13:13] @Sylocat Buy ALL the chocolates!
    [13:13] @Sylocat And Guts takes poodles out on dates
    [13:14] @Sylocat This is surprisingly complex stuff… it shows the upsides AND the downsides of wealth
    [13:14] @Sylocat And Satsuki, of course, is turning this against her
    [13:14] @Sylocat Of course Satsuki knew this would happen
    [13:15] @Sylocat Oh yikes, Mako is forcing the boss fight gauntlet early?
    [13:15] @Sylocat Ah, I was wondering where he was
    [13:16] @Sylocat Oh yikes, Satsuki is playing REALLY dirty now
    [13:16] @Sylocat Yikes, that's horrible
    [13:16] @Sylocat This is by far the saddest episode so far
    [13:17] @Sylocat Wait, where'd the ice sculpture come from
    [13:17] @Sylocat Yes, “they're having a falling out,” Professor Obvious
    [13:17] @Sylocat What are they… YIKES.
    [13:18] @Sylocat “M'dear?”
    [13:18] @Sylocat Satsuki just crossed the Moral Event Horizon
    [13:19] @Sylocat What is Mako supposed to look like? I remember Chiyo-chan was dressed like that in Kaorin's dream sequence in Azumanga Daioh
    [13:19] @Sylocat Whoa
    [13:19] @Sylocat Ah, this is the “I won't fight you” strategy
    [13:19] @Sylocat Yeesh, it's taking a while to work
    [13:20] @Sylocat If this were Game of Thrones, she'd go through with it
    [13:20] @Sylocat but it's not, thank goodness
    [13:20] @Sylocat Aww
    [13:20] @Sylocat Oddly, the giant silly cartoonish tears make it sadder
    [13:21] @Sylocat Whoa
    [13:21] @Sylocat Mako landed that punch right where it belonged: on the audience
    [13:22] @Sylocat And Ryuko gets her fiber!
    [13:22] @Sylocat It's gonna be an awesome one
    [13:22] @Sylocat His name is “Barazo?”
    [13:22] @Sylocat Ahah…
    [13:23] @Sylocat D'aww
    [13:23] @Sylocat “Mystery Meat” again
    [13:23] @Sylocat That was… really good
    [13:24] @Sylocat Whoa, Satsuki ain't calling a takeback?
    [13:24] @Sylocat Wow… Status Quo may be restored, but the shakeup left a real legacy

  3. Post-episode:

    [13:25] < @Sylocat> I've gotta think about this one
    [13:27] < @Sylocat> When I first heard that next episode would be about Mako's family, I thought it was gonna be all cringe comedy
    [13:27] < @Sylocat> Instead, we got something that, by this show's standard, was almost… poignant
    [13:27] < @Sylocat> Okay, I'm gonna post the transcript

  4. Phew, glad to hear it.

    I can't find a source online, but I vaguely recall learning in college that the women raped by the Japanese army were referred to euphemistically by a flower name (I forget what; may have been 'lily'). So… yeah, harsh negative reaction to that. Glad to hear it's unrelated.

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